Autumn Air – A Poem

This poem was written while listening to “Fantasie Impromptu” Op. 66 by Chopin. I encourage you to listen to the piece while reading this poem to fully feel the intensity of my words.

As I stand all alone
On this old wooden bridge
The cold Autumn air tousles
My long loose hair wildly
And I wrap my arms
Tightly around me

Taking in this blurry scene
Like a masterpiece
Through the eyes of Monet
As long forgotten memories
Fill the other half of me
That still lies in wait

The leaves are slowly drifting
In a pond that sits below
And those caught in the breeze
Swirling and dancing
Colors of warmth yet
So incredibly cold.

I slowly lean forward
And glance at my reflection
I close my empty eyes
To let my heart imagine

By: Gretchen Leary 2012


About Gretchen Venters

I am 36 years old and I live in Montana. God has set my soul on fire to serve others through writing.
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7 Responses to Autumn Air – A Poem

  1. Pingback: Autumn Air – A Poem « Harold's Garden

  2. brian miller says:

    nice…evocative…through the eyes of monet is a great touch….the rhyming in the last stanza adds to the enchantment of it as well…

    • Thank-you. It was a very emotional piece to write. Of course, listening to Chopin never fails to evoke a lot of emotion for me but the image I saw while listening to the song was almost impossible to actually put into words.

      Thank-you for taking the time to read it. It means a lot. 🙂

  3. poemsofhateandhope says:

    there is an unspoken ‘missing you’ in this…you don’t say exactly what it is…but you don’t have to…its all in the reflection and the melancholy that you create. Really nice visuals and a beautiful sadness in this.- stu mcp

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